The Montreal podcast that talks about Nope, Elvis and The Last of Us has a hard time sleeping because they are pretty sure mushrooms are now flying aliens from Graceland returns. Listen now!

Why is this show 3 days late? Here’s what happened: We all ended up at a cabin over the weekend and none of us had our computers. Sorry! (Note: If you subscribe to our Patreon you probably noticed that Garbage Time wasn’t late, what can I say, money talks).

So one of the things that Nope really gets right is that for the most part the characters respond reasonably to messed up situations. I know it’s a horror movie trope that characters in a horror film will make terrible decisions just to make sure they march headlong into whatever terror they should be trying to avoid but hot damn does it make me happy when characters act like normal human beings in a spooky flick.

While I’m thinking of it, Last of Us kind of benefits from that sort of thing too. Stuff is messed up but the characters are doing the best they can and general react like reasonable people.

Even non-horror shows and movies can fall victim to characters suddenly behaving like idiots just so that the plot advances – I’m looking at you late-seasons Game of Thrones.

Meanwhile, if you want to watch a movie that is ultimately about a person not making reasonable decisions (despite it being largely factual) – watch Elvis. 

There’s still plenty of time to let us know what movies you want to see get re-ranked on The List so please let us know your picks using this handy little survey. Since we’re too cheap to buy the premium survey features we are making due with what we’ve got so   that means you have to pick at least 1 movie from each question, and at most 5 from each. So you need to pick 2 to 10 movies we should consider re-ranking. Use the comment boxes to explain yourself.

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Meanwhile over on Garbage Time, we talk about (can you guess?) Marvel Snap, but we also talk about something equally alienating and exciting: League of Legends LCS! Sports for nerds!

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